Hotpoint Oven Door [How To, Issues & Solutions]

Is your Hotpoint oven door stuck or is the glass shattered. Keep reading to learn how to fix these problems and much more.

Hotpoint Oven Door Catch Broken — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven door catch is broken, it will need to be replaced. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace a Hotpoint oven door catch…

Step 1: Turn off the oven and unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Flip the catches on the door hinges towards yourself using a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

Step 6: Pull out the control knobs on the oven’s front panel. Take a picture before doing this to remember where each knob goes.

Step 7: Take out the screws under the oven’s front panel. There should be two screws.

Step 8: Slide the front panel to the left then pull it out carefully.

Step 9: Note where each wire is connected to on the front panel then disconnect them.

Step 10: Set the oven’s front panel aside.

Step 11: At the front of the oven, there will be screws on the right side. Take out the screws from the top to the bottom of the oven’s right side.

Step 12: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the back panel in place.

Step 13: Lift the back panel off and set it aside.

Step 14: Carefully pull off the panel on the right side of the oven and set it aside.

Step 15: Take out the two screws at the front of the oven which hold the door roller catch.

Step 16: Remove the roller catch.

Step 17: Get a new one and position it on the oven.

Step 18: Return the screws at the front right of the oven which hold the catch in place.

Step 19: Reposition the side panel and push it into place.

Step 20: Return the oven’s rear panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 21: Return the screws on the front right of the oven you took out earlier.

Step 22: Reconnect the wires to the oven’s front panel.

Step 23: Secure the front panel to the oven using the two screws.

Step 24: Push the oven control knobs back in making sure each one goes to the right place.

Step 25: Reposition the door on the oven by inserting the hinges into the slots.

Step 26: Lower the door and flip back the catches.

Step 27: Close the oven door.

Step 28: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Hotpoint oven door catch, watch the video below.

Hotpoint Oven Door Glass Shattered — Cause And Solution

If you’ve hit your Hotpoint oven door glass before, a crack might have developed. As the oven heats up and cools down, the crack expands till it finally shatters. If tempered glass was used in making your Hotpoint oven door, it will explode instead of shattering. Follow the steps below to replace the inner door glass of your Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven and open the door.

Step 2: Flip the hinge locks forward with a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 4: Lift the door off and set it face down on a cloth lined sturdy surface.

Step 5: Remove the two screws at the top of the oven door.

Step 6: Remove the other screws at the bottom. There should be three screws.

Step 7: Lift off the inner door assembly.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the door hinges to the inner door assembly.

Step 9: Remove the door hinges and set aside.

Step 10: Flip the door over and take out the screws which hold the metal panel of the glass insulation. There will be about three screws.

Step 11: Set the panel aside.

Step 12: Remove the remains of the inner door glass making sure to clean off all the pieces.

Step 13: Get a new inner door glass and position it on the door.

Step 14: Return the metal panel which covers the glass insulation.

Step 15: Flip the oven door over and reposition the door hinges.

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Step 16: Hold the door hinges in place with the screws.

Step 17: Position the inner oven door on the outer one and hold it in place with the screws at the top and bottom.

Step 18: Reinsert the hinges on the door into the slots on the oven.

Step 19: Lower the door and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 20: Close the door and plug the oven back in.

Also follow the steps above if your Hotpoint oven door exploded.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace your Hotpoint oven inner door glass.

If the outer door glass of your Hotpoint oven shattered and not the inner one, follow the steps listed below to replace it…

Step 1: Turn the oven off and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and get a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Using the screwdriver, flip the clips on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 4: Push the door forward till it can’t go any further.

Step 5: Lift the door up, tilt it in, and remove it.

Step 6: Set the door front side down on a towel lined surface.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the inner door assembly to the outer door assembly. There should be two screws at the top and three at the bottom.

Step 8: Lift the inner door assembly and set it aside.

Step 9: Take out the four screws which secure the outer door assembly’s bottom trim. There will be two screws on each side.

Step 10: Remove the trim.

Step 11: Remove the remains of the glass from the top trim.

Step 12: Get a new outer door assembly.

Step 13: Slide the new door assembly into the door trim.

Step 14: Return the door trim and the four screws which hold it in place.

Step 15: Position the inner door assembly on the outer one and hold it in place at the top and bottom with the screws.

Step 16: Reposition the door hinges into the slots in the oven.

Step 17: Lower the door and flip back the catches.

Step 18: Close the door and plug the oven in.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a Hotpoint oven outer door glass.

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Hotpoint Oven Door Not Closing Properly — How To Fix

There is more than one possible reason your Hotpoint oven door isn’t closing properly. We have listed each one below and how to fix them.

1. The Door Catch

If your Hotpoint oven door catch is faulty, the door won’t close properly. Read the “Hotpoint Oven Door Catch Broken” Section above to replace your Hotpoint oven door catch.

2. Door Seal

This is another possible reason your Hotpoint oven door won’t close properly. Follow the steps below to replace the door gasket of your Hotpoint oven…

Step 1: Turn off the oven and wait for it to cool down.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Unhook the clip on each corner of the seal from the oven.

Step 4: Get a new door seal and push each clip into the hole in each corner.

Step 5: Close the oven door.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Hotpoint oven door seal.

3. The Door Hinges

This is the final possible reason your Hotpoint oven door won’t close properly. If you’ve checked the components above and they don’t fix the problem, follow these steps to replace the door hinges…

Step 1: Turn the oven off and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Flip the catches on the door hinges towards yourself with a flat head screwdriver.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops.

Step 5: Lift the door off the oven.

Step 6: Set the door with the front side down on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Take out the two screws at the top of the door.

Step 8: Remove the other screws at the bottom of the door. There should be three of them.

Step 9: Lift the inner door assembly off the outer one.

Step 10: Take out the screws on each side of the inner door assembly which secure the door hinges.

Step 11: Remove the door hinges and get new ones.

Step 12: Position the hinges on the inner door assembly.

Step 13: Hold the door hinges in place with the screws.

Step 14: Reposition the inner door assembly on the outer door assembly.

Step 15: Secure them with the screws.

Step 16: Lift the door and insert the hinges back into the slots in the oven.

Step 17: Lower the door and flip the catches on the hinges back.

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Step 18: Close the door and plug the power cord back in

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace Hotpoint oven door hinges.

If this method for replacing door hinges doesn’t work on your Hotpoint oven, follow these steps…

Step 1: Switch the circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the door a bit.

Step 3: Grip the handle and sides of the oven door.

Step 4: Lift the door off the hinges.

Step 5: Set the door assembly aside.

Step 6: If your oven is in a cabinet, pull it out to about five inches.

Step 7: Take out the screw on the right side of the oven which holds the side panel in place.

Step 8: Push the door hinge down.

Step 9: While holding the hinge down, push it out through the slot.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the door hinge to the metal panel.

Step 11: Pull out the hinge from the panel and get a new one.

Step 12: Before installing the hinge, ensure the part that sticks out of the oven is straight and locked into place.

Step 13: Insert the hinge in the metal panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 14: Position the hinges metal panel on the side of the oven.

Step 15: Slide the hinge out through the slot at the right side of the oven.

Step 16: Hold the door hinge panel in place with the screw.

Step 17: Follow the same procedure to replace the door hinge on the left.

Step 18: Push down on the right hinge.

Step 19: Flip the lock down as you push the hinge down.

Step 20: Do the same with the other door hinge.

Step 21: Lift the door assembly.

Step 22: Position the slots underneath the door on the door hinges.

Step 23: Open the door fully then close it again.

Step 24: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Hotpoint oven door hinges, watch the video below.

Hotpoint Oven Door Won’t Open — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven door won’t open, the door latch assembly should be replaced. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Hotpoint oven door latch assembly…

Step 1: Unplug the oven or switch the circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Insert the hook of a clothe hanger between the cooktop and oven.

Step 3: Use the hook to pull the door latch back in order to release the door.

Step 4: Open the oven door.

Step 5: Take out the screws underneath the oven’s cooktop. There should be two screws.

Step 6: Lift the cooktop.

Step 7: Get someone to help you hold the cooktop or prop it with a piece of wood.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the metal panel covering the door latch assembly.

Step 9: Lift the panel off.

Step 10: Remove the two screws at the front of the oven which secure the door latch assembly.

Step 11: Pull out the door latch assembly carefully and lift it up.

Step 12: Disconnect the wire plug from the door latch assembly. If the wire plug is too difficult to pull off, use a pair of pliers.

Step 13: Get a new door latch assembly and position it in the oven.

Step 14: Reconnect the wire plug to the door latch assembly.

Step 15: Secure the assembly to the oven using the two screws.

Step 16: Reposition the metal panel which covers the door latch.

Step 17: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 18: Lower the cooktop.

Step 19: Return the screws under the cooktop which hold it in place.

Step 20: Close the door and reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on or plugging the power cord back in.

Also follow the steps above if your Hotpoint oven door latch is stuck.

The video below will show you how to replace the door latch assembly in a Hotpoint oven.

Hotpoint Oven Door Handle Loose — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven door handle is loose, follow these steps to tighten it…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door and flip the locks on the hinges forward.

Step 3: Close the door till it stops.

Step 4: Lift the door off and set on a cloth lined surface.

Step 5: Take out the two screws at the top of the door and the other screws at the bottom.

Step 6: Lift the inner door assembly and set it aside.

Step 7: Tighten the screws which hold the door handle.

Step 8: Return the inner door assembly and hold it in place at the top and bottom with the screws.

Step 9: Lift the door and position the hinges in the slots.

Step 10: Lower the door and flip back the hinge locks.

Step 11: Close the door.

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Step 12: Reconnect the oven’s power.

How To Replace Hotpoint Oven Door Handle

To replace your Hotpoint oven door handle, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door and flip the catches on the hinges forward with a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 4: Lift off the door and set on a towel lined surface.

Step 5: Remove the screws at the top and bottom of the door which secure the inner door assembly to the outer one. There should be two screws at the top and three or four at the bottom.

Step 6: Lift the inner door assembly off.

Step 7: Take out the two screws which hold the door handle in place.

Step 8: Get a new door handle and screw it into place.

Step 9: Reposition the inner door assembly and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 10: Lift the door and insert the hinges into the slots in the oven.

Step 11: Lower the door and flip the hinge catches back.

Step 12: Close the door and plug it back in.

The video below will show you how to replace a Hotpoint oven door handle.

How To Clean A Hotpoint Oven Door

Below are the steps you need to follow in order to clean your Hotpoint oven door…

Step 1: Turn the oven off and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Use a flat head screwdriver to flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

Step 6: Set the door with the front side down on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Remove the two screws at the top of the door.

Step 8: Remove the other screws at the bottom of the door. There will be three or four screws.

Step 9: Lift the inner door assembly off.

Step 10: If the inner door glass is very dirty, mix some baking soda and vinegar together to form a paste.

Step 11: Apply the paste on the oven inner door glass and leave to sit for an hour.

Step 12: After an hour, spray some vinegar on the glass and wipe with paper towels.

Step 13: Spray some water on the glass to rinse then wipe with a damp cloth.

Step 14: Spray some glass cleaner on the outer door assembly and wipe with a damp cloth.

Step 15: Leave the door assemblies to dry.

Step 16: Lift the inner door assembly and position it on the outer one.

Step 17: Return the screws at the bottom.

Step 18: Also return the other two screws at the top which secure the door.

Step 19: Lift the door up and insert the hinges into the slots.

Step 20: Lower the door and flip the locks back.

Step 21: Close the door.

Step 22: Plug the oven back in.

Hotpoint Oven Door Dropped — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven door keeps dropping, the door hinge may have sprung. Follow the steps below to fix this problem and stop your Hotpoint oven door from dropping…

Step 1: Using a wrench, pull the door hinge down.

Step 2: While holding the hinge down, push the lock back to hold the hinge in place.

Step 3: Do the same with the other door hinge.

Step 4: Reinstall the door to the oven.

The video below will show you what to do if your oven door hinge sprung.

How To Put A Hotpoint Oven Door Back On

Below are the steps you need to follow in order to put your Hotpoint oven door back on…

Step 1: Lift the door and insert the hinges into the slots on each side of the oven.

Step 2: Lower the door.

Step 3: Flip the locks on the door hinges backward.

Step 4: Close the door.

Hotpoint Oven Door Seal Keeps Coming Off — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven door seal keeps coming off, it is probably old and worn out. Read the “Hotpoint Oven Door Not Closing Properly” section to replace the door seal of your Hotpoint oven.

Hotpoint Oven Says Unlock Door — How To Fix

If your Hotpoint oven says “Unlock door” after using the self clean feature, the control panel probably shorted out. Follow the steps below to replace your Hotpoint’s oven control board…

Step 1: Switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Remove the screws on the back of the oven which hold the upper back panel in place.

Step 3: Remove the panel and set aside.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the oven.

Step 5: Take a picture of the control board to remember where each wire goes.

Step 6: Disconnect all the wires from the control board.

Step 7: Peel off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 8: Get a new control board.

Step 9: Stick the touchpad to the new control board making sure all the edges are aligned.

Step 10: Connect all the wires to the right places on the control board.

Step 11: Hold the control board to the oven with the screws.

Step 12: Return the upper back panel of the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Switch your circuit breaker back on.

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the control board in a Hotpoint oven.

Hotpoint Oven Door FAQ

How To Unlock A Hotpoint Oven Door

To unlock your Hotpoint oven door, hold down the “Clear/Off” button for 3 seconds. If that doesn’t work, reset the oven.

Hotpoint Oven Door Very Hot

While cooking, it’s normal for the door of your Hotpoint oven to get very hot. This isn’t a fault with the oven.

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